Quirky Cornwall holiday cottage
Hosted by Hannah
Hannah is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A lovingly restored, bright, airy cottage close to the villages of Coverack and St Keverne. Small private front garden and larger shared garden with views over fields. Characterful, friendly and quirky, perfect for a romantic break or family stay.

The space

Gillan is a lovingly restored holiday cottage. A high, vaulted ceiling and painted beams give the main, open plan living area an airy, bright feel, and there are two bedrooms, both comfortably fitted out and painted in calm, natural shades.

I (the owner, Hannah) bought Gillan in 2014. Since then, my partner Simon and I have worked to lovingly transform it from a higgledy-piggledy, dated little pad into a much loved holiday home-from-home. Our ambition was always to create a laid-back, open plan living space, where no one is left out of the action, and those cooking can still enjoy a glass of wine and a chat with those reading a book, drawing, listening to the radio or just having a post-beach walk snooze.

Inspired by the natural colours and textures of Cornwall, we swapped mismatched, dark, swirly-pattered carpets for clean laminate flooring (perfect for just sweeping the sand off), and turned the two gaudy bedrooms into peaceful nests for resting and relaxing in. We whipped aged carpet tiles out of the bathroom and gave it a colourful new look. Keen to create a characterful, friendly feel, but with a rugged, easy-to-care-for edge, with sandy feet and muddy boots in mind, we hope you'll feel at ease and at home.

There's a small private garden to the front of the property, where you can sit out and eat your breakfast (if the weather's kind to you!) and a larger, communal garden shared between Gillan and the other cottages which look onto the yard, which looks out over fields, and had a larger picnic table. This is located on the other side of the yard from the cottage.

There's parking on hardstanding to the front of the cottage and all bed linen and towels are provided for you.

Interaction with guests

Management of the property is through a third party - you'll be provided with all her details for access and emergencies.

Other things to note

Please note: This is a rural area, and signal can be patchy. Various places where we find strong signal include the front garden – by the garden gate is particularly good, and by the picnic table in the shared garden – we even get 4G there! This seems to vary, depending on who your supplier is – some visitors have had signal in the cottage, and some of us have to stand outside. But no one yet has not been able to find their ‘special signal patch'. But if you're used to city phone signal, you'll need to adjust your expectations...

We have deliberately avoided going 'tech heavy' as we personally enjoy taking a bit of a break from technology when we're down here. We really didn't want a big TV on the wall or anything. However, we know that little ones can get a bit bored with nothing to watch, so there is a TV with DVD player at the cottage - this is just for watching DVDs, which you'll need to bring yourself.

Free parking on premises

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House Rules

We hope you'll feel at home at Gillan, and treat it as you would your own. It's fairly robust and rugged, so muddy boots and sandy feet are no problem - they're part of Cornish life really! But we do love our cottage, and would be grateful if you could take care and try not to cause damage.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Iona User Profile
September 2017
This was a lovely cottage and a great place to explore the beautiful Lizard Peninsula and South West Cornwall from - would definitely recommend!

Niall User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful quiet and comfortable location. Great villages are nearby for short trips and the main areas of interests and beaches are a half hour to an hours drive away. The cottage is perfect for a couple and two children with a lovely garden out front and a safe communal area within watching distance.

Lucy User Profile
August 2017
Awesome cottage thats feels so cozy and welcoming! Would totally recommend!

Paula User Profile
August 2017
Cosy and very comfortable cottage with all you could need. Great base for exploring the area.

Yvonne User Profile
August 2017
Lovely quiet cottage. Clean and had everything we needed. Bed very comfy. It is down lots of lanes, but we found it with the sat nav. Really good base for exploring. The beautiful Kynance Cove is not far away. Had very patchy 3G and no connection most of the time but it was nice to get away from the gadgets and TV! Definitely would like to return one day. Thanks Hannah! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
A wonderful gem in the Cornish countryside and the perfect base for our holiday adventures! Extremely clean and comfortable bedrooms and such a stylish and practical living space, with everything we needed and more. This cottage has it all!

John User Profile
July 2017
Lovely secluded cottage with some great places to visit and ear at nearby

Oxford, United KingdomJoined in March 2014
Hannah User Profile

Journalist, editor, singer, lover of travel, arts, music and food. Devoted to writing, partner and pooch. Work between Oxford, London and sometimes Kenya.

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